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  1. Wanted to drop in and say I'm still training I just stopped logging as the forum is a bit inactive. Thinking of taking an amateur boxing match next year as my coach suggested it. All the best everyone.
  2. Wanted to drop in and say I'm still training I just stopped logging as the forum is a bit inactive. Thinking of taking an amateur boxing match next year as my coach suggested it. All the best everyone.
  3. It's been harder than expected getting back into training after the break. After the funeral all I did for a week was work and sleep, and that stretched into two weeks. Anyway, I got three sessions in this week. One of the senior boxers has invited me to the advanced class, so I'll probably start doing that in a week or so, once I have some conditioning back. I had to take the 10 oz gloves back as they didn't fit properly with wraps. I swapped them for 12 oz, even so they are quite tight. I can actually feel when I hit with my knuckles now. The feedback is good. Although my hands are taking a beating... I will switch between my 16s and 12s until my hands adjust. Hope everyone's training is going well. 74.5 hours (I've added a bunch of hours at once from when I wasn't posting).
  4. I've only done 3 hours of training over the last 2-3 weeks. Someone close to me passed away and the emotional stress and grief has been insane! Anyway, back to boxing Monday night. I bought a pair of 10 oz hayabusa gloves. Might post some pics in the glove thread.
  5. Yeah, it was actually like 2 less reps on the same weight, so I think you could be right. Keep it up Tyler! How many sessions do you get in generally in a week?
  6. Hey Micc I didn't at the time, but I feel like I've paid the price this week. Tuesday 1 hr MT, 30 mins running, 30 mins bench pressing. Was actually weaker than the week before :( Tonight 1 hr MT. This week has not been good for training. I picked up a freelance gig which I've had to work on after work hours and I had a date on monday :wub: 66.5hrs
  7. John sounds like an acute injury, not a chronic case of over training. I am slowly titrating up my training load. I think this is important, because you can't just walk off the street and expect to be putting in 10,15,20 hours of training in, otherwise you'll have an injury, like John. It's been a lot slower than what I hoped and at times I've taken days off when in theory I would have rather trained. In retrospect I feel like my body was autoregulating me. Could be nonsense? But I feel like I am slowly adapting to more and more work now, and in a way that has worked much better than what I had even planned. This is really fascinating to me. I just keep trying to turn up as much as I can, and while I often disappoint myself, I just get back in and slowly my threshold is rising, like my body is making slight but regular adjustments sub-autonomously (this isn't really a word haha).
  8. 45 mins boxing class. Then I did some bag rounds and did the third day of c25k. Combo today was - double jab, right, left uppercut, left hook, right straight, weave, right, left, right, left hook, slip, left uppercut, right, left hook, right. 63.5 hours. This was my biggest training week, maybe ever, with 8.5 hours of training time. Only 4hr45min of actual class though.
  9. Yesterday did 1 hour of MT, which was mostly clinch work. Today, I did 8 rounds on the bag, 3 rounds of shadow. A combination I have been working lately is jab, right straight to the body, left hook, right straight. I am trying to integrate changing the levels so to be unpredictable. I then went and did standing shoulder press 60kg x 5 x 3 (5 reps for 3 sets). 62 hours
  10. Will keep you posted Tyler! 1 hr boxing Squatted 105kg x 5 x 3 Benched 95kg x 4 First time benching in ages, was a bit of a struggle but only 10kg off my old pb, so not too bad 59 hours
  11. 1 hour of boxing, deadlifted 130kg x 5 and did 2nd day of c25k. 57 hours
  12. 1 hour of bag work and shoulder press last night 55kg x 5. Today I did more bag rounds, squatted 100kg x 5 and then did the first day of couch to 5k. 55 hours
  13. Yeah the fight was great, incredible spirit from both guys. I thought Rory's jab split the lip, but to be honest I'm not sure exactly when it occurred.
  14. I will second the C25K suggestions. I have used an app before and it is a very gradual build up.
  15. Wondering if anyone saw this fight and could comment on Rory's elbow? He landed some elbows, but they didn't really seem to hurt Robbie or cut him. Also, he was attempting to counter jabs and straight crosses with elbows and was often missing. If you didn't see the fight, I was wondering if any of the pros on here could comment on range and elbows, and where you find elbows most effective. Thanks!
  16. Haha, thanks Tyler. It's embarrassing, but instructive. You should get somebody to film you training, just pay somebody 100baht to film you with your phone for 15 mins or something. 1 hour boxing tonight, just basic combos. 52hrs
  17. Haha, that banana can dance his ass off. 1 hour of muay thai. Did a lot of basic kicking, and then teeping the switch kick and following up with a switch knee. Very cool. Had a funny interaction tonight with my partner. We were checking a kick and then throwing a right kick back with your partner taking the kick on their arms. He said to me 'kick me as hard as you can, you've gotta kick hard, so that you can learn properly, kick me with 100%'. In my head I was thinking 'are you crazy? there is no way you want me to kick you as hard as I can'. Not because I'm a super hard kicker, but because I am 100kg and a fully grown man. So I kicked him with about 40%, and sure enough after two kicks he was like 'alright not that hard'. As promised here is a video of me 'shadowboxing' I don't really want to post this, but I said I would when I reached 50 hours, so... here it is. https://youtu.be/ikSbjp6xdj0 Next video will be posted when I reach 95kg bodyweight! 51 hours.
  18. Hi Kevin Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Ganesha is an interesting character. I have a question, for you or Sylvie - do you think martial arts or fighting is unique in its capacity to build a higher body? The reason I ask this is because if it isn't, if there any other less damaging ways to do so, why wouldn't Sylvie do that? Sylvie do you need to break yourself over and over again? And when is it enough? When will you know when your higher house is complete? What if it never feels complete? Do you keep breaking yourself over and over again until you're destroyed? These are some of the questions I had when reading the article. Thanks
  19. I'm back after taking a week off and I've just hit 50 hours. Will be back to loggin daily.
  20. Hey Micc, that's great. I think 1kg makes a difference. Imagine having to do a whole workout while holding a 1kg dumbbell. It would be difficult, huh? Thank you mate. Thank you Tyler. I am going to continue with my original goal, because like you said just by aiming for it I will be more successful than if I give up. On wednesday I did a boxing class and it was kinda brutal (for me) from a conditioning aspect. We did 300 lunges, 300 pushups and 100 squats interspersed between 800 punches. I still can't walk properly and it's Saturday. I was in awe of people who just went straight into the next class, because I was shattered by the end of it. I tried to run across a street and just ending up half walking. The trainer explained that this isn't really a lot of lunges, and I agree, but it was a lot for me at my stage of development. Anyway, I'm not complaining, I kinda liked it, It just stopped me from training for a few days though. Tomorrow I am going to spend some time figuring out how I am going to push on with my goal while allowing time for work development. I do this often and I find it really useful. 48 hours. Once again thanks to those of you who continue to encourage me.
  21. Thanks for the encouragement Tyler. It's good to hear other's perspectives. Boxing on Monday and MT tonight. I am honestly considering whether I give up my 1000 hr goal in the 18 months. Not for no reason, but to devote more time to my career... I am starting a second part-time job in August and I want to develop my skills in my field. I don't think I will ever fight or be a professional MT fighter. I've come to it rather late and I'm not sure if I have the demeanour for it. Another part of me says that I can probably try and do both, but I'm not sure if that's realistic. I'd keep training MT and boxing and complete my 1000 hours just over a longer period... I'm also aware that giving up on goals is a slippery slope, that could end up with me back on my ass watching television. If anyone has an opinion on this I'd love to hear it. In other news I mentioned I had gone down a hole on my belt, but that I didn't get below 100kg on the scales as yet. Well, yesterday I weighed in at 99.8kg in the morning, so the scales finally caught up. I haven't been under 100kg in over a year, so it's a good milestone. When I get to 50 hours I think I will upload my 'shadow boxing' video I filmed a couple of weeks ago. I already look a lot slimmer since then. Frankly, it's embarrassing, not the weight so much as the technique, I throw my teep like a karate kick an that's just the start of it... Anyway, it might be interesting for other beginners eventually. It's interesting for me to look at too. 47 hours.
  22. Jon Jones started out learning techniques on youtube. I think for visual learners it can be helpful. For people who are more kinesthetic, it's not a great tool.
  23. I'm guessing the coach means, if you don't train at least twice a week, you won't progress fast enough, therefore you'll get bored because your not making and progress and it's still difficult. That makes sense to me.
  24. Only on the days where I'm really hurting. Well to be honest some days I don't feel super motivated but I go anyway and feel awesome afterwards. I missed my training on Wednesday because I'm missed my tram and just though shit I'll go home. Then I went Thursday and I enjoyed it so much, and I was just kicking myself that I had missed boxing. I can train 5-6 days no problem. My biggest challenge is increasing my hours. I think I need to build mental toughness. 45hrs. I'm not sure if I lost any weight on the scales this week, but I've dropped a hole on my belt. Also I'm missing training tonight cos I have a date. Can't make a habit of it.
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